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Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
discussion at all? we should be looking at a patient approach. we are in a time when the economy is fragile and some of the communities hardest hit by the economy that we are currently in whether it's rural communities or white men who lost jobs and lost employment at higher rates and had a harder time finding jobs. that means investing in our people and infrastructure like public transit and broadband access and all the things that get our economy back to work and create jobs, jobs, jobs. that's what this is about. our deficit has been coming down and the patient approach is to recognize that we actually have time. we should bring the deficit down, but we have time. we should take the cuts off the table and think about how to get the economy going. if people work again, we are on the road to solving the problem. >> to that point and looking at the cuts you have been pointing out to head start and cuts to wic, the women, infant and children nutritional assistant program, they are penny wise and foolish and may be making things worse in the long run. >> i'm glad you raised that, crys
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
our economy doing right now? >> well, it could be doing a lot better but it's not falling apart. i discount that fourth quarter gdp number. we're expanding but not as much as we like. >> jared, you are not feeling well but here and most important. thank you so much for making it here today because it's jobs report friday and a holiday for you. >> well, i'm feeling better just talking about the jobs day. >> there you go. >> makes my blood race. >> turn that frown upside down. >> two numbers jumped out at me. health care jobs up 23,000. retail jobs up 33,000. are we hiring more people in the retail sector because people are starting to send money and need more people to help them spend that money? we starting to see more people in the health care sector? people aren't afraid of obama care or numbers low or what do you think? >> well, health care is kind of -- it did well -- i don't believe there was a month even in the great recession when we were losing 700,000 jobs a month and health care did not add jobs. the job increasing pressures in the health care sector are just unrelenting
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self-inflicted wounds. >> that was president obama this afternoon calling on congress to delay automatic defense and spending cuts that go in to effect in three weeks. talking $85 billion this year alone. more than a trillion dollars over the next decade. the president warned of a major hit to jobs and economy on march 1st if washington doesn't act. republicans quick to pounce ahead of the planned speech. don't look now, america, but your president is proposing another short-term fix for the economy and the spending problem. joining us now in the guest spot is msnbc contributor howard fineman. howard, so in the president's statement today he revived basically the broad framework for about the 47,000th time called the grand bargain and offered up basically in the summer of 2011 and the run-up to the debt ceiling, and in the run-up to the fiscal cliff, excuse me, about a month idago, this idea of $600 billion in new re
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm EST
focus on employers because this is the draw. >> right. >> and as our economy recovers, that draw will exist again. it's certainly worth noting that the recession likely had a lot to do with some of the changes and the number of undocumented immigrants in this country and the number of people attempting to enter the country illegally. having said that, i think to his point about trying to crack down on employers and i guess ramp up enforcement, via fees, i would imagine would be quite frightening for businesses and industry that is are heavily dependent on undocumented workers. >> luke, you know, i remember quite clearly ann coulter commenting a while back after health care immigration was the big issue that conservatives needed to focus on because, quote, if the entire country goes the way of california republicans will never be able to win a national election again. i understand the political reality that republicans feel like they have got to get this issue off the table if they make any inroads with latinos but is there also a fear among republicans that if you do have a pathw
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm EST
yesterday, and for the first time since the depth was of the financial crisis in 2009, the economy actually shrank. things were just starting to look pretty solid. what the heck happened? you know, i actually think the gipper may have an answer here. >> in this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. government is the problem. >> yeah, actually pretty much. look deeper at the gdp numbers and it becomes clear that government really is the problem here. consumer spending was up. business spending on equipment was way up, and housing investment was also way up. so what gives? well, there's this. federal government spending dropped at an annual rate of 15%. defense spending in particular was dramatically pared back in the last months of 2012. businesses also depleted their inventorie inventories, but that's not a real big deal since consumer spending was up and they have to restock at some point. the real story here is cuts in federal spending. this is what austerity looks like, my friends. at a time when our recovery is still on shaky legs, cuts in federal spend
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